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Kerry has come along for the ride (Why Lance may be the winner but he's still a loser!)
Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/23/05 | ANDREW HOOD

Posted on 07/24/2005 8:33:57 AM PDT by harpu

Senator says it is his turn 'to collect' on an election-night promise

SAINT-ETIENNE, France – Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) watched Lance Armstrong win Saturday's 20th stage and says he's at the Tour to collect on a promise of a ride with the six-time winner.

Kerry said the promise was made election night, when Armstrong and girlfriend Sheryl Crow were in Boston to support the Democratic presidential candidate.

"I'm going to collect on my ride with Lance," Kerry joked. "Lance came to Boston on the night of my election. Lance and I promised each other a ride during the campaign, and I'm here to collect."

Kerry, 61, is an avid cyclist who said he rides three times a week and got the cycling bug during his childhood when his father worked at the U.S. embassy in France.

Kerry flew to France on Friday evening and will return to Washington on Monday. He said it was the first time he's traveled without bodyguards since before his presidential campaign two years ago.

"I think it's phenomenal," Kerry said of Armstrong's Tour dominance. "It's a huge sporting accomplishment. When you look at his personal story, to the quality of races, one of the great sport accomplishments of all time."

When asked if Armstrong has a future in politics, Kerry said yes, with a caveat: "It would be great, as long as he joins the right party."

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 3monthsandout; fauxman; fauxpurplehearts; gigolo; hanoijohnny; kerry; lancearmstrong; losers; tourdefrance; winners
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1 posted on 07/24/2005 8:33:58 AM PDT by harpu
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To: harpu
When asked if Armstrong has a future in politics, Kerry said yes, with a caveat: "It would be great, as long as he joins the right party."

In other words, Kerry considers party affiliation to be the one and only measure of a politician's worth.

2 posted on 07/24/2005 8:37:37 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: harpu
What a sniveling leech!

I hope Armstrong brushes him off like a bug.

3 posted on 07/24/2005 8:37:56 AM PDT by johnny7 (Racially-profiling since 1963)
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To: harpu
One more frog in Lance's dust.

Take that concept into politics with you, Lance --- you'll get nowhere on the wrong team.

4 posted on 07/24/2005 8:38:08 AM PDT by ZOOKER (proudly killing threads since 1998)
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To: harpu; Tijeras_Slim

* guffaw *

peep the training wheels

5 posted on 07/24/2005 8:38:10 AM PDT by martin_fierro (ˇMÁS TIMBALES!)
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To: harpu

"Lance came to Boston on the night of my election."

Earth to Kerry: YOU WERE NOT ELECTED.


6 posted on 07/24/2005 8:39:30 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (From the rainbow center of the bluest part of a good Red State)
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To: johnny7
Did you miss this part of the article...

"Kerry said the promise was made election night, when Armstrong and girlfriend Sheryl Crow were in Boston to support the Democratic presidential candidate." ?

7 posted on 07/24/2005 8:39:35 AM PDT by harpu
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To: martin_fierro

My eyes! My eyes!!!!


8 posted on 07/24/2005 8:40:49 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (From the rainbow center of the bluest part of a good Red State)
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To: harpu

If we are lucky, maybe a fan can knock Kerry off his bike.


9 posted on 07/24/2005 8:41:00 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: harpu

I read over on DU yesterday that Kerry was interviewed on a French news channel in French but answered in English, lol.

Just like everything else about Kerry, him saying he is fluent in French is probably another lie and/or exaggeration.

You know it's bad when even the DUmmies were mocking him for this!


10 posted on 07/24/2005 8:41:29 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: harpu
He said it was the first time he's traveled without bodyguards since before his presidential campaign two years ago.

That means he'll have no one to blame when he takes a spill ;-)

11 posted on 07/24/2005 8:41:33 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: harpu
John Kerry if you lurk here please stay in France where you belong.

After all John they are just like you, doing everything they can to prevent themselves from working over 30hrs a week.
12 posted on 07/24/2005 8:42:17 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: harpu

I'm reading between the lines: does Kerry have a girlish crush on Lance?


13 posted on 07/24/2005 8:43:20 AM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: harpu

Yes.


14 posted on 07/24/2005 8:43:22 AM PDT by johnny7 (Racially-profiling since 1963)
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To: harpu

Kerry's gone home to the only people who love him.--The French.

Armstrong should tell him he gets his ride after the Form 180 is signed and the contents released to the public as promised.


15 posted on 07/24/2005 8:44:23 AM PDT by rod1
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To: harpu

How do you say "hate" in French?


16 posted on 07/24/2005 8:45:44 AM PDT by maggief (No 'luffs')
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To: martin_fierro
I had seen that pic dozens of times during the election cycle, and I never once noticed those training wheels. I guess I need to be more observant.



lol.
17 posted on 07/24/2005 8:46:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: harpu

John F'n Kerry toured America in flip-flops. He was good at shifting though.


18 posted on 07/24/2005 8:55:35 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: rod1
This is Les Essarts (rear), Kerry's mansion in Franch which is situated for partying at the end of bike races.

Poor boy needs a job.


19 posted on 07/24/2005 8:58:27 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Loyalty)
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To: harpu
Lance and I promised each other a ride during the campaign, and I'm here to collect

Do you not get that he offered it because he THOUGHT you were going to be elected?  I'm guessing that since you failed to detroy America he might not be in such a hurry to go "riding" with you.  He is a winner, why would he associate with a loser like you?

20 posted on 07/24/2005 8:58:50 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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